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O’Fallon offers bulk waste item drop-off day

Cleaning house for the holidays? City of O’Fallon trash service customers are invited to take advantage of the city’s free, bi-monthly drop-off for many items that are too large to fit into curbside trash containers. The drop-off will be held 7 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at O’Fallon’s waste transfer station, 1572 Progress West Lane.

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Telemedicine advances coming to a hospital bed or home near you

In May 2015, Mercy is expected to open its Virtual Care Center in Chesterfield, a technological monster of a building packed with 170 workstations, each of which sports six to eight computer monitors. With this new facility, Mercy claims it can provide the “best possible care to people when and where they need it.” The facility is expected to provide ...

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Strategy game played by millions helps students find success, friends

A game of strategy is popping up in more St. Charles County schools – but it has nothing to do with keyboards or joysticks. “Chess is becoming a more popular sport, but it is already one of the most popular sports/games in the world,” said George Krasnopolskiy, owner of CheckMates USA, a chess instruction company. “Millions of people of all ages play chess, estimates have it between 600 and 700 million. That’s almost 10 percent of the world’s population.”

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GM Wentzville plant earns national wildlife habitat certification

General Motors’ Wentzville Assembly and Stamping has been recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council for enhancing biodiversity at the facility and engaging community partners to promote wildlife conservation and education. The plant has received a Corporate Lands for Learning certification for its partnership with the Wentzville School District. The certification program recognizes outstanding environmental education efforts that offer hands-on learning opportunities on corporate lands to teach ecological concepts and the human role in conservation.

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Millennials get county officials, businesses thinking differently

Partners for Progress and the St. Charles County Economic Development Center held a conference on Wednesday, Nov. 19 with the goal of continuing a conversation centered on the demographic shifts in St. Charles County, and how businesses and the government can benefit from a younger perspective.

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Celebrated centenarian

Hazel Walkenhorst celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 9 at a huge party with her family, including most of her 37 grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with the staff of Garden Villas of O’Fallon.

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Alderman Tommie Roberts resigns

St. Peters Alderman Tommie Roberts bid the city goodbye at the city’s Board of Aldermen meeting on Nov. 13 after resigning the Ward 3 seat he has held since 2008. “I’m leaving here with a heavy heart,” Roberts said during an emotional plaque presentation from board president Judy Bateman. “You guys have made me part of the St. Peters family.”

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